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High growth, incredibly stable. Not for everyone.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woburn, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

I have been working at American Tower full-time

Pros

Very high growth company. Fantastic benefits (they're even increasing 401k match in 2013... and there will be no increase in healthcare premiums) - stock purchase plan, equity for all, bonus program. It's wonderful working for a company that is growing and seems to be recession-proof. Global growth.

Cons

incredibly bureaucratic. SVPs are involved in nearly every decision. Very little autonomy, even for managers. Many micro-managers. The company is very cautious and doesn't seem to trust its employees - employees are blocked from viewing blogs at work. Facebook and twitter are blocked. There are about 400 people in the Woburn office, but at lunch everyone eats their desks (the cafeteria probably has about 10 small tables). Nobody seems to talk to each other. Most people don't see to be particularly happy, but stick around because of the great benefits. Don't get me wrong, American Tower is a very good place to work - but it's really not for everyone. I believe there are many changes under way to change the culture in a good way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give your employees more autonomy.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company - Growing pains, US Tower management plan is a mystery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cary, NC

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Compensation and benefits, Corporate (Boston/International) management is top notch

    Cons

    US Tower management (Woburn) offers little to no advancement for existing talent. Sr. Management has made the decision to go external for almost every avalaible Mid to Sr. level management position over the past 2 years. Acheiving promotion or hire is often not based on talent or capability, but rather who you know in management and where you came from prior to AMT. Multiple Sr. Level managers/executives are in the wrong job or are lacking due to legacy employment or buddy system. Good people are held back or overlooked, average or external talent is promoted, both often for the wrong reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Harvest your internal talent before it leaves for the competioin. Get the right Executive managment in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!!

    Current Employee - M&A  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - M&A in Cary, NC

    I have been working at American Tower as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fascinating business model and friendly culture

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about them

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